𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎𝐬 𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐫?
Parallels with the world after the Spanish Flu lead some forecasters to believe that we may soon see another decade of the Roaring Twenties.
𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐦 At the time of writing New York’s Dow Jones share index sits at record levels. There is hope that world economies will recover quickly from the Covid recessions.
𝐀 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 Recent discoveries in artificial intelligence, energy technologies and synthetic biology should percolate through into product developments and commercial growth. As Morgan Stanley, the US Investment Bank have advised, “Keep the faith, trust the recovery ...”.
𝐀 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧? The threat of global warming is prompting technological responses. Joe Biden’s “New Green Deal” for the USA may represent similar initiatives throughout the planet.
𝐀𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲? Governments looking to kick-start their economy will be feeding money into the private sector. This should provide a boost for clean energy, encouraging firms to surge ahead with new power grids, batteries and electric cars.
𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬 The 1920s saw the arrival of the Jazz Age, Art Deco and Expressionism. After the claustrophobia of lockdowns will there be a new artistic explosion.